HC Deb 04 April 1962 vol 657 cc430-1
7. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, with a view to introducing legislation to give priority to Scottish-born citizens on local authority housing lists, he will ask local authorities for the number of immigrants who have been given priority over Scottish people who have been waiting for many years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Galbraith

No, Sir.

Sir C. Osborne

In view of the fact that Scottish Members are always insisting on fair shares for Scotland under the Goschen formula of eleven-eightieths—

Mr. Ross

What does the hon. Member know about Scotland?

Sir C. Osborne

—will my hon. Friend see that Scotland gets its fair share of the immigrants and that 10,000 are sent to Dundee, whose Members opposed the Commonwealth Immigrants Bill?

Mr. Galbraith

I do not think that that supplementary question really follows from the original Question.

Sir C. Osborne

Oh, yes, it does.

Miss Herbison

Will the hon. Gentleman ensure that no attention whatever is paid to the disgraceful pleas made by his hon. Friend behind him? Is he aware that if we had jobs in Scotland there would not be any doubt about it and that a great welcome would be given to these immigrants in our country, where we are one of the most friendly peoples in the world?

Hon. Members


Mr. Hamilton

When are we going to have some answers?